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StoreDot’s Bio-Organic Battery Tech Can Charge From Flat To Full In 30 Seconds

Want to charge your phone from flat to full in 30 seconds? Who doesn’t. But don’t get too excited yet — Israeli startup StoreDot‘s bio-organic fast-charging battery tech, which utilizes quantum dot technology, is only a prototype right now.<p>It’s not a full capacity battery yet either. And they …

A 3D-printed house is being built right now in Amsterdam

Architects in Amsterdam have begun construction on what they're calling the first full-sized 3D-printed house. Using what's essentially a large-scale version of a desktop 3D printer, Dus Architects is building what will eventually be a 13-room Dutch canal house made of interlocking plastic parts. …

Students hack Waze, send in army of traffic bots

Two Israeli students have successfully hacked popular social GPS map and traffic app Waze, causing it to report a nonexistent traffic jam.<p>The attack, …

Israel mounts missile-destroying lasers to commercial jets

Israel is finally ready to combat shoulder-launched missiles and they're going to do it with lasers.<p>Israel's Ministry of Defense announced that …

Lumus smartglasses to get EyeSight gesture recognition

The Israeli gesture-control company believes that hand and finger motions are a more versatile way to control wearable computers, and Lumus agreed.<p>BARCELONA, Spain -- One of the difficulties with wearable computing is that it can be hard to control devices that don't have a handy keyboard or touch …

Umoove Opens A Selective Android SDK For Its Mobile Head-Tracking Tech

Israeli startup Umoove is reaching out to developers in the Android camp, with the launch today of a beta SDK for Android devs wanting to use its face and eye tracking technology.<p>The SDK is not public, nor is it open to all — with Umoove picking and choosing only the app ideas it thinks will best …

A computer made a math proof the size of Wikipedia, and humans can't check it

If you thought the mathematical proofs you did in high school were long, you haven't seen the newest one out of the University of Liverpool — computer scientists Alexei Lisitsa and Boris Konev came up with a math proof that takes up a huge 13-gigabyte file, greater than all of Wikipedia's pages …

The Bible has too many camels

Camels are a familiar sight in the Bible, but researchers point out that in many instances they're actually out of place. As the <i>New York Times</i> reports, many biblical stories involving camels take place long before the animals were actually domesticated — researchers from Tel Aviv University used …

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Google buys SlickLogin, looks to swap passwords for inaudible sound waves

If Google's latest acquisition is anything to go by, entering a password on a website could soon be as easy as placing your smartphone near your computer. Israeli startup SlickLogin confirmed today it has become the latest company join Mountain View's ranks (although it'll work from Google's local …

Three-second memory myth: Fish show they can remember things for up to five months

Their brain power is at best shallow. Or so we thought. But scientists believe fish may have hidden depths.<p>The creatures said to have a mere …

Next Silicon Valleys: What makes Israel a start-up nation?

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FDA approves pill camera to screen colon

WASHINGTON — Given Imaging Ltd. has won US approval for an ingestible pill camera that can help doctors screen the large intestine for early signs of …

Israel tries to fight startup flight

High-tech Israeli startups, fleeing the country to sell shares abroad at the fastest pace in six years, should be offered tax breaks and a reduction in bureaucracy to keep them home, a government panel said.<p>Companies valued at more than 200 million shekels ($56 million) will be offered the …

What The Netherlands Needs to Win the European Startup Scene

<i>Robert Verwaayen is a Dutch venture capitalist. He is currently setting up his own investment firm, RoBen, and was a principal with Prime Ventures.</i><p>As a startup hub, Amsterdam grabs the same amount of attention as the girl with braces at the high school dance. Slowly but surely, however, we have a …

How Israeli Companies Can Go From Starving Startup To Growing Company

<i>Noam Fine, co-Founder and CEO of Widdit, providing app developers engagement solutions over the mobile and Web platforms.</i><p>We read every day about new startups that have raised capital and have just recently launched their app or platform. Of course, a creative idea and raising funds is only half the …

Mendix, An App-Builder Platform For The Enterprise, Closes $25M Series B Led By Battery Ventures

Mendix, an app builder platform for the enterprise, has closed a $25 million Series B, led by Battery Ventures. Existing investor Prime Ventures also participated. Mendix raised a $13 million Series A back in 2011, according to CrunchBase. It was founded back in 2005.<p>Mendix’s platform aims to make …

A 3D printed house rises in Amsterdam

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: 3D printed canal house<p>It’s been well-established that 3D printers can make jewelry, cups and other trinkets. But labs …

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Cybersecurity Startup Aorato Exits Stealth With A ‘Behavior Firewall’, $10M In Funding

Make way for another startup in the area of cybersecurity: Aorato, which has developed a behavior-monitoring firewall for Microsoft Active Directory services, is coming out of stealth today. At the same time, the Israel- and New York-based company is announcing funding of $10 million, with …

Europe's RoboEarth - sort of a Wikipedia for robots

<b>Eindhoven, Netherlands</b> --<p>Let the robot race begin.<p>Expectations are high for RoboEarth, a new European-funded system to speed the development of human-serving robots. Scientists from five major European technical universities gathered in the Netherlands last week for its launch and to demonstrate …

Moovit closes $28 million funding round to boost public transportation data

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Moovit, the public transportation app that uses Waze-like crowdsourced data to give users accurate readings on their morning …

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Becoming Vermeer: hobbyist recreates a masterpiece to solve one of art's greatest mysteries

17th century painter Johannes Vermeer has been an enigma ever since his work was discovered in the early 1900s. How did the artist manage to exercise such consummate control over tone and blur hundreds of years before the color photograph was invented? One theory involves a camera obscura — an …

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This Is the Man Bill Gates Thinks You Absolutely Should Be Reading | WIRED

“There is no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil,” Bill Gates wrote this summer. That’s quite an endorsement—and it gave a …

Apple Reportedly Acquires 3D Sensor Tech Company PrimeSense

<b>UPDATE:</b> Sources tell AllThingsD that the deal is not done yet, but could be drawing to a close.<p>Israeli news outlet Calcalist is reporting (in Hebrew) that Apple has acquired Tel Aviv-based 3D sensor technology company PrimeSense for $345 million. News of a potential deal emerged in July this year, …

​How to Use Amazon Glacier as a Dirt Cheap Backup Solution

Not too long ago, Amazon introduced Glacier, an online storage/archiving solution that starts at just a penny per GB per month. Depending on your …

This Programmable 6,000-Part Drawing Boy Automata is Arguably the First Computer and It Was Built 240 Years Ago | Colossal

<p>The Writer was built in the 1770s using 6,000 moving parts by Pierre Jaquet-Droz, his son Henri-Louis, and Jean-Frédéric Leschot<p>Designed in the late …

Dutch designer wants to 'vacuum' China's smog away

Daan Roosegaarde unveils ambitious project as Beijing moves to crack down on air pollution<p><i>Smog descends upon Beijing. (Image credit: Michael Henley / Flickr)</i><p>Winter is fast descending upon China, and with it, thick clouds of smog. Last week, officials shut down schools and major roads in the …